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COVID-19 may cause long-term heart problems in children, researchers say

COVID-19 may cause long-term heart problems in children, researchers say

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Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Children who suffer heart damage caused by COVID-19 may need lifelong care and treatment, according to a review of existing research published Friday by EClinicalMedicine. Young people who develop multisystem inflammatory syndrome after being infected with the new coronavirus may experience heart-related symptoms similar to those seen with two rare, but serious, conditions called Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome, the researchers said. Advertisement In some, this may include a reduced ability for the heart to pump oxygenated blood to the tissues of the body or development of a heart aneurysm. "This is a new childhood disease that is believed to be associated with [COVID-19], and it can be lethal because it affects multiple organ systems [including] the heart and t...
‘Some victims may never recover’: Long-term effects of COVID-19 could be far worse than first thought

‘Some victims may never recover’: Long-term effects of COVID-19 could be far worse than first thought

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The long-term effects of COVID-19, even on people who suffered a mild infection, could be far worse than was originally anticipated, according to researchers and doctors in northern Italy.Psychosis, insomnia, kidney disease, spinal infections, strokes, chronic tiredness and mobility issues are being identified in former coronavirus patients in Lombardy, the worst-affected region in the country. The doctors warn that some victims may never recover from the illness and that all age groups are vulnerable. Image: Infection rates have lessened but Italy is seeing the long-term effects COVID-19 has on survivors The virus is a systemic infection that affects all the organs of the body, not, as was previously thought, just a respiratory ...
Coronavirus: NHS England launches tool to aid long-term recovery

Coronavirus: NHS England launches tool to aid long-term recovery

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NHS England is launching a new service for people with ongoing health problems after having coronavirus.The government says "tens of thousands" of people have long-term symptoms after catching Covid-19."Your Covid Recovery" will be an online portal for people in England to access tutorials, contact healthcare workers and track their progress.The project will be rolled out in two phases, with the web portal launching later this month.It will only be accessible via a personal log-in and will be available to virus patients who had to be treated in hospital, as well as to those who managed their illness at home.Later in the summer, tailored rehabilitation will also be offered to those who qualify, following an assessment.Each programme will last a maximum of ...
Long-term air pollution exposure may increase dementia risk by 50%

Long-term air pollution exposure may increase dementia risk by 50%

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March 30 (UPI) -- Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase a person's risk for developing dementia, an analysis published Monday by JAMA Neurology has found. In nearly 3,000 older adults in Stockholm, Sweden, researchers found the risk for declines in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills dropped by as much as 50 percent for every five years of exposure to pollution, based on levels of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide in the air near their place of residence. The air pollution-linked risk for dementia was even higher among those with a history of heart failure and ischemic heart disease, or stroke, the authors found. "Air pollution has well-established repercussions on humans' health, in particular for what concern pulmonary diseases and cardiovascular ...
California parents face possible long-term homeschooling

California parents face possible long-term homeschooling

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Extraordinary restrictions on everyday activities expanded to more areas of California on Wednesday as many parents around the state struggled to fathom the prospect put forth by Gov. Gavin Newsom of schools staying closed until summer. David De Leon, whose son is an 8th-grader in Santa Ana, said he was shocked by the announcement, which would mean that so-called distance learning would be required for the rest of the school year. “I don’t know if it’s viable,” De Leon said. “To throw it out for everyone to use until the end of the school year I think is unreasonable.” In Los Angeles, Filiberto Gonzalez, 45, said his three children have been in touch daily with their teachers and have an hour to four hours per day of work they can do on an existing online platform t